Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Review: The Day Before

The Day Before, by Lisa Schroeder. The GoodReads summary:
Sixteen-year-old Amber, hoping to spend one perfect day alone at the beach before her world is turned upside down, meets and feels a strong connection to Cade, who is looking for his own escape, for a very different reason.


All I can say is wow. This book is amazing. For such a short book, it sure does pack a powerful punch. I mean, I really liked all of Schroeder’s previous verse novels, but this one was the best by far. The language is beautiful, the story compelling, the characters sympathetic. And even though technically Amber and Cade fall in love over the course of only a day, their romance feels perfectly paced. I can’t even find the words to express how amazing this book is, so I’m just going to leave you with my favorite poem from the book, because I’m pretty sure it’ll show you exactly what I mean:

20/20

Hidden, there,
behind the face
of a beautiful boy,
I see you.

The real you.

The you who flips a coin,
hoping to understand
how fate works:
this choice or that choice,
ultimately leaving you
no choice at all.

The you who smiles
and tries to be happy
because that’s what
people want
you to be.

The you who plays
“it will be okay”
on repeat all day, every day
to try and convince
yourself
that it will be.

I see you.

Because in you,
I see me.

Rating: 4.5 / 5

2 comments:

  1. Ooh this sounds interesting it's the first I hear of it. I def. will check it out!!

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  2. I loved this one too, glad you did! :D

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